Mr. Speaker, I take this opportunity to say a few words with regard to the amendment to the budget moved by the hon. member for St. Lawrence-St. George (Mr. Cahan), which amendment may be taken as the policy of that portion of the house sitting immediately to your left. I do not intend to mince matters, so I may state now that it is my intention to vote against the tariff proposals of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb), because in them I see no solution offered for the many problems which face a large and important portion of this Dominion.
It is not my intention to take up the speech of the hon. member for Pontiac (Mr. Cahill); what I have to say will consist mainly of references to my native province and the constituency from which I come. Representing as I do a constituency on the island of Cape Breton, close to our great industrial centres; living in the heart of one of the greatest inshore fisheries in the maritime provinces-
Topic: THE BUDGET
Subtopic: DEBATE ON ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF MINISTER OF FINANCE